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  • Airborne Fungal Pathogens a Health Threat in Moisture Damaged Buildings

    Water damage in a home, office or school, can result in property damage, structural damage and even create an indoor environment that can be dangerous to people’s health.  According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Molds are very common in buildings and homes and will grow anywhere indoors where there is moisture. The most common indoor molds are ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • University of California Dorm Mold Concerns

    LA Testing offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions to help identify microbial contaminants and prevent health problems. Pasadena, CA, August 24th, 2010 Earlier this summer KCRA reported that the Northern California Carpenters Union brought to light concerns about framing at a new dormitory at the University of California, Davis.  They claimed that mold ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Ike’s Destruction Leaves Behind Mold and Bacteria

    The remnants of Hurricane Ike moved into the Midwest and Canada early Monday after the storm left a trail of destruction from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes. Flooding caused by Hurricane Ike has left an environmental nightmare for home and business owners in Texas, Louisiana and the Midwest. Wind, storm surge and torrential rainfall caused major damage across the region. And while floodwaters ...


    By Pure Air Control Services

  • After the deluge of flooding the politics of toxic mold

    For days now, a swollen Mississippi River has menacingly roamed far from its banks, devouring large swatches of picturesque river towns and some of the Midwest's best farmlands. While countless news organizations chronicle both the courage of those fighting 'Big Muddy's' assault and the anguish of those wounded by it, another battle is about to begin. This battle will go all but unseen, for the ...

  • Mold Causes Escondido Fire Station to Shut Down

    LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions to help municipalities and property owners keep building occupants safe. Pasadena, CA, June 21st, 2010 Last month the city of Escondido, California closed fire station #4 and relocated its fire crew to another station in the city.  The events were prompted by an outbreak of mold in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California School District Battles Mold Problems Again

    In September, The Record published an article about mold being discovered in another California school campus. According to the article, the Washington School Development Center for the Handicapped was recently found to have high airborne levels of mold.  The building is part of the Lodi Unified School District.   The article states that this is the third school building this ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Met One Instruments, Inc.`s new portable BT-637 bench-top airborne particle counter now available

    You wouldn't think something so small could have such a big impact. However, Met One Instruments' new portable BT-637 Bench-Top Airborne Particle Counter is a small, portable tool that looks to have a big impact on Indoor Air Quality. This lightweight bench-top Indoor Air Quality instrument will monitor particulate matter, temperature, and relative humidity in the workplace and verify the health ...


    By Met One Instruments, Inc.

  • Met One Instruments, Inc. Announces Model 804 Handheld Airborne Particle Counter

    The new Model 804 handheld airborne particle counter from Met One Instruments, Inc. is being hailed as a breakthrough device that can deliver results literally in seconds. It packs some big performance into its small size. It offers the user not only portability and reliability but some of the lowest price points in the industry. The 804 is completely self-contained with an internal ...


    By Met One Instruments, Inc.

  • Dry Ice Blasting Removes Mold and Other Microbial Contaminants

    Core, one of the most recognized providers of commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) services, utilizes dry ice remediation techniques to safely remove toxic mold from buildings. Today most people recognize that mold and bacteria can cause a host of health issues when found in buildings.  Floods, leaks, plumbing problems and elevated humidity can all cause microbial contaminates to grow in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • H&H Environmental Construction and Consulting Warns of Mold Dangers Following Hurricane Sandy

    As the devastation of Hurricane Sandy continues, President and CEO of H&H Environment Construction and Consulting Inc., Kevin J. Hinchey, is raising awareness of the hidden effects of mold growth that is now occurring in homes and businesses. Following Hurricane Sandy, the most pernicious issue that many residents ...

  • Neither Rain nor Sleet nor Snow Can Stop the U.S. Mail, but Mold Did

    EMSL Analytical provides mold testing solutions to ensure good indoor air quality (IAQ) in homes, apartments and commercial buildings. This week it was reported that the U.S. Postal Service has stopped delivering mail to an apartment complex in Colorado Springs, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • IAQ and Remediation Professionals Protect the Public from Microbial Toxins

    Earlier this month, residents of Commerce City in Colorado woke up to discover raw sewage in about 40 homes.  The mess occurred after a water main broke which flooded the local sewage system.    According to a local news report, the insurance adjuster has stated that the water main break was an act of Mother Nature so the County Water District is not responsible for the damaged ...

  • New Renovation Show Remediates Environmental Hazards as they Rebuild Schools

    EMSL Analytical offers environmental testing solutions for school districts across the country to protect students and faculty. Cinnaminson, NJ, November 1st, 2010 NBC is releasing a new show entitled “School Pride” that follows students, teachers and the community working together to renovate aging and broken public schools.  School projects in such ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Colorado Flood Victims Look for Ways to Resolve Microbial Hazards

    Just as thousands of properties that suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy almost one year ago are still dealing with mold issues, residents of flood ravaged Colorado are being told to be on the lookout.  Parts of the state received so much rain earlier this month that the resulting floods in some areas have been called a thousand year event by some experts. A preliminary estimate, from the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Contractors Support Earth Day’s Efforts to Improve Air Quality

    Beginning in 1970, April 22nd has been celebrated each year as Earth Day.  The day of recognition is marked around the world and is considered by many as the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day supports environmental education and awareness and a significant component to this is air quality.    Air quality includes ...


    By Mold Solutions Chicago

  • Flood cleanup & indoor air quality issues discussed in new video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses cleanup efforts after a flood and indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns. During flood cleanup, the indoor air quality in a home, office or other type of building may appear to be the least of one’s problems. However, failure to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IndoorDoctor Advises Builders on Preventing Depreciation in Homes by Avoiding Environmental Consequences

    IndoorDoctor, an independent New England based environmental testing firm, has seen a significant increase with prospective homebuyers investing in advanced environmental testing prior to the purchase of a home. The reason is simple: homebuyers do not want to risk their biggest purchase depreciating due to a flawed design that might lead to environmental consequences such as mold, hidden ...


    By Marketwire

  • Texas IAQ Professionals Help to Prevent Indoor Air Quality Issues during Construction

    Earlier this month, The Southeast Texas Record published an article about a new home builder being sued by a League City woman’s insurance company.  According to the article, the lawsuit claims that the builder’s negligence caused multiple water damage events that have totaled over $70,000.   Water damage can not only harm building materials ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Property Damage Results from Heavy Rains across California

    The first week of December soaked most of California with much needed rain.  Along with the rain came flooding in some areas, backed up sewers, toppled trees and even mudslides. In pockets of the state, many homes and businesses were heavily damaged and are now left with the long process of cleaning up and making repairs.   While many impacted residents ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Health Risks from Raw Sewage in Illinois Residents’ Basements

    Several months ago, about a half dozen residents in Lindenhurst came home to discover raw sewage had backed up into their basements.  The sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) resulted when a city sewer line became blocked.    Residents are facing thousands of dollars in remediation costs and some residents have expressed concerns that their property insurance coverage may not completely ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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